Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to specify a timeline by which Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi will be brought back to India.
While billionaire jeweller merchant Nirav Modi, who is now at the centre of probe for his alleged involvement in the fraudulent transactions amounting to Rs 11,400 crore at Punjab National Bank (PNB), liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is currently living in United Kingdom, is wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore.
Taking to a micro-blogging site Twitter, Kejriwal asked the BJP “by when” the money will be recovered from the duo.
“BJP govt shud give specific timelines by when will they bring Vijay Mallya and Neerav Modi back to India. By when will the money be recovered from them?” Kejriwal tweeted.
Earlier, addressing a press conference, senior AAP leader Dilip Pandey claimed that on 14 September 2013, Dinesh Dubey, former government nominee director on the Allahabad Bank board, had opposed the proposal to sanction loan to Gitanjali Gems owned by Mehul Choksi, the maternal uncle of Nirav Modi, “but his objection went unheard”.
Carrying an email copy of Dubey which he had written to then deputy governor of the RBI, KC Chakrabarty, Pandey claimed that Dubey was pressured by various government agencies and was forced to put his resignation.
Alleging the BJP government as a successor of the Congress in corruption, Pandey said the fact that the PNB scam was running since 2011, has made it clear that both the political parties were party to it.
“In a blame game,” Pandey said, “the BJP and the Congress are trying to confuse people. But the truth is that both of them have been equal partners in corrupt practices in the country.”